Bluehost Review

September 17, 2012 7:16 pmComments OffViews: 131

BlueHost is a mainstay in the webhosting industry. Since 1996 this company has provided cheap and reliable hosting for businesses and individuals. Currently it attracts about 20,000 new customers every month yet continues to provide exceptional customer service; telephone wait times average about 30 seconds. For just $4.95/month BlueHost’s Windows and Linux hosting customers get:

  • A free domain name
  • Advertising vouchers
  • Unlimited domain hosting
  • Unlimited storage space
  • Unlimited file transfer
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • A website builder with templates
  • 24-hour support
  • A money back guarantee
  • cPanel hosting

Free Tools for Individual & Business Websites

BlueHost’s single hosting plan can be tailored for almost anyone’s personal or business use. A popular control panel called cPanel makes it simple. One-step script installations let you instantly add WordPress, Drupal, PrestaShop, Zen Cart and other popular tools to your website.

Here are just some of the website scripts that are included with your monthly BlueHost subscription:

  • Drupal
  • Moodle
  • Joomla
  • Tikiwiki
  • WordPress
  • Project management scripts
  • Message forum
  • Poll software

cPanel

cPanel is the industry-leading control panel used by webhosts worldwide. Every link you’ll need is comprised of an image and text for easy spotting. cPanel also has a search function to save you time scrolling through the many functions available. Instantly access your webalizer, manage your FTP accounts, cash in your ad vouchers, and more.

User-Friendly Layout

To experience BlueHost webhosting firsthand, take it for a test drive at BlueHost.com. Although the guest version doesn’t have full functionality, you can follow most links. If you click on “Site Builders” in the BlueHost demo, you’ll get three options: WordPress, SimpleScripts and Weebly. No technical knowledge is required to get these programs working for you immediately!

The main page after login also makes it easy to find assistance from an agent or other users and access written guides and video tutorials.

E-Commerce Hosting with BlueHost

BlueHost.com supports e-commerce integration with four popular shopping cart systems: Agora, Cube Cart Shopping Cart, OS Commerce and Zen Cart. You’ll also get:

  • An SSL secure server
  • A free generated certificate
  • Data encryption (OpenPGP/GPG)
  • Password protected directories

Databases/CGIs

BlueHost webhosting supports these databases and CGIs:

  • CGI-BIN
  • CGI Library
  • PHP 5
  • Perl 5
  • Python
  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL Databases
  • PostgreSQL Databases
  • Flash
  • Javascript
  • DHTML
  • Custom PHP.INI Files
  • MySQL 5 Database Server
  • PostgreSQL Database Server
  • Shockwave
  • SimpleScripts
  • 1-Click Script Install

Multimedia Features

BlueHost websites can support streaming audio and video, Real Audio and Video, and MIDI files. Custom MIME types are supported as well.

Website Stability

Although this company was established in the 1990s, it is constantly updating itself to remain one of the world’s best web hosts. BlueHost provides world-class technology to make good on its impressive 99.99% uptime promise. Websites are supported with UPS and diesel backup power sources. The network is monitored continuously and customers’ sites are automatically backed up.

Customer Service

Customer service agents for BlueHost are based in Utah. Help is provided 24 hours/day by toll-free phone, online chat and email. For more information on any of this or to sign up please visit www.BlueHost.com.